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A Desert is typically a piece of land full of mostly sand. Deserts are a more challenging place to build a fort, as they lack a supply of wood. However, if a magma stream can be found, you can make a working fortress out of nothing but glass. An aquifer present makes for an easy water source, but breaking through it to find stone is difficult.

Foliage specifics[edit]

Saguaros have been reported and are one of the only trees ever to be found in a desert.


Herds of one-humped and two-humped camels often wander through deserts. Giant desert scorpions have been reported to be in the more savage areas.

World Generation (Basic/Advanced) - Regions - Climate - Surroundings - Map legend
Civilizations - Sites ( Cave - Town - Fortress - Ruin ) - Calendar
Aquifer - Brook - Chasm/Pit - Island - Tunnel - Volcano - Waterfall
Biomes Badlands - Desert - Flatland - Forest - Glacier - Lake - Marsh - Mountain - Murky pool
Ocean - River - Rocky wasteland - Sand desert - Swamp - Tundra